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County, Ocean Pines talk spray irrigation


Workgroup’s first step will be to define cost By Greg Ellison (Feb. 13, 2020) The possibility of using treated wastewater to irrigate Ocean Pines Golf course was examined during the Worcester County Water and Sewer Advisory Council meeting on Monday. Worcester County Deputy Director of Public Works John Ross and OPA General Manager of Golf… Read more »

OPVFD must scramble for new recruits

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Scarcity of volunteers becomes greater issue By Greg Ellison (Feb. 6, 2020) The Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department, which was established on a shoestring budget nearly a half century ago, now faces mounting challenges to recruit and retain members. President Dave Van Gasbeck said area demographics have traditionally added a layer of difficulty to recruit… Read more »

Pine’eer Craft Club to open fresh structure on Saturday

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New building offers more display space, far brighter interior in White Horse Park By Greg Ellison (Feb. 6, 2020) Although a larger celebration is slated for April, the Pine’eer Craft Club will officially open its new building for business on Saturday. Pine’eer Craft Club President Sharon Puser said the new Artisan & Gift Shop is… Read more »

Bad valve gets 18-hour repair job

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Water main problem proves to be one major leak govt. can fix with a little digging (Feb. 6, 2020) Employees of the Berlin Water Resources Department spent approximately 18 hours repairing a leaking water valve on the intersection of Broad and West streets last weekend. The leak was investigated at… Read more »

It’s all skate on second floor at Berlin Fire Co.

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 6, 2020) The Berlin Fire Company will install a portable synthetic ice rink inside its facility for use for the entire month of March, the organization said during a quarterly report to the Berlin mayor and Town Council last Monday. “We are in the process of bringing [the ice… Read more »

Heron Park nears ‘all-clear’ signal


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Grounds expected to open by next council session, says town administrator (Jan. 30, 2020) Berlin Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood expressed confidence that Heron Park will be able to reopen by the next mayor and Town Council meeting when he gave his report on the park during Monday’s meeting. Fleetwood told… Read more »

Search committee needs members

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Jan. 30, 2020) Despite repeated attempts to recruit people to serve on the Ocean Pines Association Search Committee before the Feb. 1 deadline, the panel charged with soliciting candidates for the 2020 board of directors’ elections still has no members. OPA President Doug Parks said committee membership is open to… Read more »

100+ Women Who Care on the Shore gather Tuesday in Berlin

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In three years organization has raised more than $30,000 to support local nonprofits By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Jan. 30, 2020) Illustrating the power of collective efforts over individual involvement, members of 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore have raised more than $30,000 in funds over the past three years, while also generating publicity… Read more »

Delivery trucks get their own parking zone


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Jan. 30, 2020) After two more weeks of deliberation, a convenient loading zone for parcel and mail delivery trucks in downtown Berlin, as well as two designated 15-minute parking spots, were approved by the Berlin mayor and town council on Monday night. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells suggested… Read more »

Valentines for Veterans closes Jan. 31

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Jan. 23, 2020) While special occasions are not required to offer gratitude for the sacrifices made by U.S. Armed Forces members, the Jan. 31 submission deadline is quickly approaching to participate in Caring for America’s “Valentines for Veterans” program. Caring for America Chairperson Vera Beck said the undertaking is in… Read more »